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|Theatre In Our Schools (TIOS)|
Theatre in Our Schools and Schools in Our Theatres
Theatre In Our Schools (TIOS) is a celebration of theatre in our schools and schools in our theatres. Sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), the goals of TIOS are to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs in and out of school for all students. While TIOS presentations and advocacy may happen anytime in schools, theatres, and other public spaces, AATE and EdTA will recognize and promote March as the official Theatre In Our Schools month.
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TIOS Regional Conferences and Events
AATE sponsors mini-conferences across the country designed to encourage professional development and community awareness of theatre education. This year, AATE will host events in North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Long Island, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Utah, DC, Washington State, and New Jersey. (check back as we add additional venues). You can find more information on these events here.
TIOS Awareness Items
Get students involved by downloading these colorful posters to encourage them to get involved; order Theatre In Our Schools buttons; and download a copy of our 25 Ways to Celebrate Theatre In Our Schools Month poster to post in your staff room or office.
Wear Your Show Shirt Day
Each March is AATE designates Annual Wear Your Show Shirt Day! In 2016, it will be MARCH 4, 2016. Show your theatre pride by wearing a shirt from a show you've worked on or seen. Submit a photo of you and your friends or colleagues wearing show shirts to Alexis Truitt; we'll post the pictures on the website for voting. The photo with the most votes will win AATE t-shirts for everyone in the photo! Submitted photos may be featured on the AATE website and in AATE's national magazine Incite/Insight. Share the Facebook event with your friends here!
Ways to Celebrate TIOS
There are many other ways that you can celebrate TIOS.